NDDC is not any state, ethnic group birthright
Rivers State Governor Nice Wyck has condemned the position of some ethnic groups in the Niger Delta region for acting as if the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) belongs to them.
The governor said the commission belongs to all states in the region and that no particular ethnic group can establish itself as the dominant owner of the commission, as recently noted.
He said this yesterday when he hosted the NDDC Interim Governance Committee led by Effiong Aqua yesterday at the government building in Port Harcourt.
The governor also said these people are leaving their states and coming to Rivers to block the commission’s gates, trigger a crisis and disrupt business in the state.
“Anyone can be named in the Niger Delta. There are people who believe that if they name someone from Edo State or Cross River, for example, they say no, that these people are not the central states of the Niger Delta. We have to stop him.
“The NDDC does not belong to any ethnic group in the Niger Delta region. It doesn’t belong to anyone. There are people who have realized that they are the owners of the NDDC. They leave their state and come to the NDDC to block the NDDC gate. We are peaceful people, but no one should push us so that we can tell you that this is enough.
“The next time they try to cause a crisis in our state again, I will mobilize our people against them. I’m not saying that if you have any complaints about the NDDC, you shouldn’t be looking for how to fix them. But don’t use it to create problems to start making sure economic activity doesn’t move. “
The governor called on the new interim leadership to show determination to make a difference, change the Commission’s current view of serving the interests of outsiders, and abandon its core mandate to develop the region.
Governor Vicke also called on NDDC to support a partnership to renovate the existing dualization of the eastern ring road, where the permanent headquarters of the NDDC is located.
NDDC Interim Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Effiong Aqua said the visit was his team’s first event to any governor in the region.
Source: – Sunnews